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Industrial Printer Company Kornit Misses Mark on Earnings

The Nasdaq-listed company reported a 26.2% year-over-year increase in quarterly revenues but fell short of analyst consensus, closing 4.03% down Tuesday

Tzally Greenberg 15:2513.02.19

Nasdaq-listed industrial printer company Kornit Digital Ltd. published its fourth quarter and full year results for 2018 Tuesday, reporting a 26.2% year-over-year increase in quarterly revenues to $37.8 million but falling short of the analyst consensus of $38.15 million. The company closed 4.03% down following the announcement. Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of 2018 was $3.0 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, also under analyst forecasts of $0.11.


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Founded in 2002 and headquartered in central Israeli town Rosh HaAyin with 430 employees, Kornit manufactures industrial inkjet printers for the garment industry, as well as pigmented ink and related chemical products. One of its main customers is Amazon, which also holds a 7% stake in the company.


A Kornit Digital printer. Photo: PR A Kornit Digital printer. Photo: PR



The company reported a 24.8% increase in full-year revenues to $142.4 million, in large part due to a demand for its HD portfolio. GAAP gross profit for the full year was $69.9 million, compared to $54.1 million in 2017, and net income was $12.4 million, compared to a net loss of $2 million in 2017.


The company forecasts revenues for the first quarter of 2019 will be in the range of $36.5 million to $39.5 million.



Demand for HD printers means Kornit is starting 2019 strong, CEO Ronen Samuel told Calcalist Tuesday, further saying the company recently received a $15 million-worth order for its Atlas printers.
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